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Riverway Festival Showcase - call to artists!

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Riverway Festival Showcase - call to artists!

Time: November 23, 2010 at 6pm to February 1, 2011 at 7pm
Location: Saturday, April 9, 2011, in the greater Albany, NY area.
Street: Capitol District, Albany NY
City/Town: Albany Festival
Phone: Bar
Event Type: folktales, storytelling, festival, call_to_artists
Organized By: Barry Marshall & Jeri Burns PhD The Storycrafters
Latest Activity: Nov 23, 2010

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Event Description

The Riverway Storytelling Festival is now accepting submissions for the annual Riverway Festival Regional Showcase performance, which will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2011, in the greater Albany, NY area.

The story submitted should fit with the concert theme: "Passport to Adventure: World Stories for Families"

Submissions should be in the form of a sheet of paper, or an email submitted to, indicating storyteller's name, mailing address, telephone, and email contact info, and a 7-10 minute story in one of the following formats:

1. mp3 file attached to an email, sent to:

2. CD with accompanying paper indicating which track is the desired story

In addition, auditioners must submit a bio sheet and photo of minimum 300 d.p.i.

Only one story can be submitted per storyteller.

Storytellers who performed in the 2010 Riverway Showcase are not eligible for submission in 2011.

Emailed submissions should be sent to:
Surface-mailed submissions can be sent to:
Barry Marshall, PO Box 353, Philmont, NY 12565.

Submissions must be received no later than February 1, 2011.

A committee will judge all submissions, and the top choices of the committee will be invited to perform the story in the Showcase Performance.

Chosen Showcase performers will be announced no later than March 1, 2011. Showcase performers will receive free admission to the festival, and are also given consideration for future performance in the Riverway Festival.

The Riverway Storytelling Festival is held each spring in the Capital District of New York State. Sponsored by the Upper Hudson Library Association, the festival features performances and workshops by some of the finest storytellers from across the state, region, and the US.

The 2011 festival will be held from April 4-10, 2011. Information about the festival can be found at

Barry Marshall & Jeri Burns PhD
The Storycrafters
PO Box 353/Philmont, NY 12565

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Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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